Chocolate Tasting Techniques

Written by Shauna Hanus

First of all start with an empty stomach. This has never been too much of a stretch for me, I am always willing to sample chocolate before dinner. Next, haverepparttar chocolate atrepparttar 142218 recommended 66-77 F. Finally allowrepparttar 142219 chocolate to sit in your mouth for a few moments. This will help to releaserepparttar 142220 principal flavors and aromas. Afterrepparttar 142221 chocolate has set for a few moments chew it slightly to releaserepparttar 142222 secondary aromas. Restingrepparttar 142223 chocolate againstrepparttar 142224 roof of your mouth will allow allrepparttar 142225 flavors to be enjoyed.

Fun Fudgy Cookies

1 Cups flour 1⁄8 tsp salt 1 Cup semisweet chocolate chips Cup Butter 1 Cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 Cups chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 F

Combine flour and salt in a small bowl and set aside. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Remove from heat and cool. Beat together until smooth butter, sugar and eggs. Beat in melted Chocolate. Gradually addrepparttar 142226 flour and salt torepparttar 142227 wet ingredients. Stir in nuts.

Tidbits of Garlic

Written by Shauna Hanus

Just this morning my mother was telling me about allrepparttar Italian and Greek immigrants she and my dad lived amongst when they were first married. As she spoke of allrepparttar 142217 intense aromas that filled their little neighbor in Youngstown, Ohio she began to reflect on their superstitions. One particular long held belief wasrepparttar 142218 protecting strength of garlic.

She explained how whenrepparttar 142219 local high school football team was playing a neighboring school that was know to have a bigger and stronger teamrepparttar 142220 mothers would tie a garland of garlic aroundrepparttar 142221 boys necks. The mom's would then say ifrepparttar 142222 garlic doesn't dorepparttar 142223 trickrepparttar 142224 smell will surely knockrepparttar 142225 opposing team over. This little story got me to thinking about allrepparttar 142226 benefits of garlic.

I have heard told that Egyptian slaves ate garlic and onions to keep up their energy levels while buildingrepparttar 142227 pyramids. In fact, folklore indicates that garlic can ward off vampires, and evenrepparttar 142228 plague.

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